Author: Jeff Wilkinson

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Federal courts legalized sports betting in May, and while some Southern states have embraced gambling, South Carolina has yet to make it legal. SC lawmakers... [Read More]
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Julia's German Stammitisch, a long-time staple restaurant on Jackson Boulevard in the Cross Hill neighborhood, is moving to northeast Columbia. Moctezumas Taqueria will take over... [Read More]
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American involvement in World War I had a big impact on Columbia and South Carolina as a whole. Sunday is the 100th anniversary of the... [Read More]
Freddie Stowers of Sandy Springs SC is one of only two African American Medal of Honor recipients from World War I. President George H.W. Bush... [Read More]
South Carolina crops like cotton, soybeans, peanuts and even hemp were devastated in the state's Pee Dee region. Agriculture commissioner Hugh Weathers has asked for... [Read More]
Jackie's Hite's Bar-b-que, a South Carolina landmark known for mustard-based whole hog BBQ, is scheduled to close on Sunday. The restaurant in Batesburg-Leesville was named... [Read More]
Columbia Animal Services is housing 35 refugee dogs from the Anson County, N.C., animal shelter. Now another shelter in Chattanooga, Tenn., is taking 60 or... [Read More]
Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, is being blamed for a sixth death in South Carolina. A driver was killed when a pickup truck hit... [Read More]
Four Midlands school districts plan to reopen on Monday now that the threat of then-Hurricane Florence has passed. [Read More]
City of Columbia SC officials say that unlike 2015, the water system should be able to withstand the rainfall of Hurricane Florence. During the 1,000-year... [Read More]
Midlands residents could begin feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence as early as Friday morning. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and sustained... [Read More]
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to nearly 350 species. [Read More]
Riverbanks Zoo has begun securing animals from approaching Hurricane Florence. Animals placed in indoor shelters in stages. Zoo begins planning in May for hurricane season... [Read More]
Riverbanks Zoo has begun securing animals from approaching Hurricane Florence. Animals placed in indoor shelters in stages. Zoo begins planning in May for hurricane season... [Read More]
Hotels in the Columbia SC area were have filled up quickly now that Hurricane Florence evacuations have begun. But USC might cancel its football game... [Read More]
South Carolina Democrat James Smith is running for governor, but the U.S. Army combat veteran is a major in the S.C. Army National Guard and... [Read More]
Hurricane Florence evacuation is set to begin at noon on Tuesday. The eastbound I-26 lane reversal has cause some morning traffic congestion but traffic flow... [Read More]
Hotels in the Columbia SC area were filling quickly ahead of evacuations before Hurricane Florence. Experts recommend calling to book, rather than going online, and... [Read More]
Ahead of Hurricane Florence, utilities serving South Carolina are preparing for widespread power outages. Duke Power, SCE&G, SC Electric Co-ops all have backup crews ready... [Read More]
Neighbors of Columbia SC's Five Points are challenging the liquor licenses of six more bars, claiming they don't conform to state law. One bar was... [Read More]
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